Social Styles: Art Basel Style

Who Wore What to Where by Elysze Held

Part One

Miami Art Week is upon us and with it comes a plethora of style-sheer bliss for Stylist Elysze Held,’s Fashion Contributor. Even before the fairs open, Miami brings out its’ best Art Basel Style, at The Islas Gallery Opening in Coral Gables featuring Cuban Contemporary Art; Miami Art Week Annual December Brunch at Marile & Jorge Lopez’s Home; DACRA’s Hard-Hat tour of Miami Design District; Opening Event for Ron Arad at Ironside and Fashion meets Art at BCBG’s Resort 2014 Fashion Show at the Soho House with Designer Lubov Azria.

Pictured: Effie Panagopoulos in Alexander Wang leather dress/bag, Chanel shoes with Carla Rivera in an eclectic mix of “H&M, Forever 21 & vintage” at DACRA event in Miami Design District

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Part Two

For Part Two, chronicling Tuesday and Thursday, Stylist Elysze Held hit the ground running and caught up with the multitude of art fairs—art meets fashion events—fashion/fashion events-and, Basel parties.

Pictured: Marvin Ross Freidman in Armani jacket, shirt and ascot from estate of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Ed Shumsky in Avedis jacket (Paris) and Tincati Milano pants

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Part Three

Art Week Miami is the very definition of visual overload and it is not contained inside the walls of the fairs and galleries. The more is more vibrant art crowd is adding to the cool factor that is already Miami and Stylist Elysze Held has again captured the glorious spectacle that is Art Basel Style at NADA Miami Beach; The Webster Miami; Design District; Elle Décor Modern Life Concept House Opening Event benefiting Sylvester Cancer Center; Art for Healing event at Anima Domus to benefit Children’s Bereavement Center; Wallpaper Handmade Gallery and the Crown Jewel(Swarovski, that is) – at Maison Martin Margeila in collaboration with Atelier Swarovski.

Pictured: Alessandra DeTomaso in a gorgeous dress of her own design, Balmain bag, Alexander McQueen shoes at Wallpaper Handmade Gallery/Jaguar Event

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Part Four

Stylist Elysze Held wrapped up Basel Miami Art Week with several primetime events. She was capturing looks at the annual Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at the tent at the Soho Beach House; the CALEIDOSCOOP in Wynwood and STYLESAVERS Most Stylish Miami 2013; the Art Nexus beach party at the Mandarin Oriental; annual Art Week dinner at the home and Chip and Allison Brady; and the opening of the Ralph Pucci showroom.

Pictured: Gingi Beltran in Robert Rodriguez top, Isabel Marant pants and Jimmy Choo with Thom Filicia in Scotch & Soda jacket, Gucci pants, Tods’ loafers

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Style Star of Basel Miami Art Week

Each year, a stylish few are spotted repeatedly by veteran Stylist Elysze Held from the many art fairs, events, dinners, openings, and galas make up the extravaganza that is Basel Miami Art Week. For 2013, the feminine aesthetic of Susanne Birbragher, CEO at Liaisons Corporation and associate publisher of ArtNexus Magazine shone through the plethora of minimalistic black.

Pictured: Elegant and Sophisticated at the Tiffany dinner at the St Regis Bal Harbour: Dress Fendi; Shoes: Sergio Rossi and Bag: Vintage Valentino

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